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Oct 3, 2008 08:08 AM

Glazed Nuts for Party

I'm searching for a stellar glazed nut recipe for our holiday party. Sweet, savory, spicy--I love them all. Anyone have a "master" recipe that can be tweaked with various ingredients?


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  1. This is my favorite recipe to use:

    The base is easy: 1 c nuts to 1/4 c sugar, melted into a glaze. Depending on your mood, you can add sweet spices or savory flavors.

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    1. re: leanneabe

      I'm loving that blog... that's for posting a link to it. The Jasmine tea and crystallized ginger glazed nuts look really intriguing to me!

    2. Danny Meyer's bar nuts in Union Square Cookbook, wonderful

      1. I would not call this a master recipe, but it absolutely vanishes at our annual New Orleans themed open house. It's from the Commander's Palace cookbook written by Chef Jamie Shannon before his death.

        Commander's Palace Spicy Pecans

        Preheat to 325.

        4T Butter
        1/4C Honey
        1.5T kosher salt
        2t cayenne
        1/2 lb pecan halves

        Melt butter in medium sized sauce pan. Add honey, salt, cayenne and bring to boil; hold at boil for one minute. Remove from heat.

        Add pecans to the mixture and stir to coat well.

        Spread coated pecans, in a single layer, on a large baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

        Remove and cool. We stir them frequently, while cooling, to avoid a "pecan brick".

        You can cut the cayenne in half for the less adventurous and they're still wonderful.

        1. mamacita, here is an excellent thread on spiced nuts that i keep as a "favorite":

          ps, "mamacita" is my nickname for my mom. ;-)

          1. Thank you all!!!

            I can't wait to try these. . .